Donald Trump’s Deferment Platoon

The Management apologizes for stacking up Donald Trump posts, but The Management hasn’t seen such glee on the Interwebs since Sarah Palin was considered a serious presidential candidate.

America’s Potty Mouth is 64, which means America’s Potty Mouth is old enough to face The Ultimate Boomer Question:

When asked if he avoided the draft during the Vietnam War, Trump says he got lucky because, although he had a high draft number, his number was not called.

Ah, the good old days, checking the newspaper every year after Lady Bird drew the Doomed Birthdays from the hopper. Although maybe it wasn’t Lady Bird. Memory fades. And besides, the Draft was long gone when we turned draft-age anyway.

But back to Mr. Lucky. Seems there was another factor keeping him out of the jungle:

Despite Donald Trump’s claim this week that he avoided serving in the Vietnam War solely due to a high draft number, Selective Service records show that the purported presidential aspirant actually received a series of student deferments while in college and then topped those off with a medical deferment after graduation that helped spare him from fighting for his country, The Smoking Gun has learned.

Well! We certainly can’t blame him for using all the options available. But then, we’re not among his Birther fanbase.

But hey, the Vulgarian-in-Chief is still friends with Pigmented Americans, right? Well, maybe not all of them:

Trump paid $85,000 for full-page ads in four city newspapers in 1989 calling for the death penalty for [Raymond] Santana and four other teens whose videotaped confessions outraged the city — confessions they insisted had been forced by police.

In the ads, which have the banner headline “Bring Back the Death Penalty,” Trump wrote, “They should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes. They must serve as examples so that others will think long and hard before committing a crime or an act of violence.”

Santana was 14 years old at the time. He says Trump’s call for the “death penalty” helped fuel the media firestorm before the suspects even went to trial.

Two points:

1. Donald Trump demanded the execution of a 14-year-old.

2. Donald Trump demanded the execution of an innocent 14-year-old.

Okay, make that three:

3. The innocent 14-year-old was released from prison after seven years in the Central Park Jogger case when the real culprit confessed — with corroboration from DNA evidence.

Of course, Trump’s Birther fanbase is likely highly represented by Deathers, so they won’t mind if a few innocent souls are fried by mistake. But if Trump insists that we take his candidacy seriously, we’re more than happy to oblige.

Deferments Helped Trump Dodge Vietnam [Smoking Gun]

Man Cleared In Central Park Jogging Case Demands Apology From Trump [NY1]

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